After a sold-out run of drum shows in China, Frank Zummo (Sum 41, Street Drum Corps, Krewella) and Mike Cipriari (Co-Founder of SJC Drums) had an idea to bring something similar back to the drum community in the United States. They partnered with VANS to present the Loyal to the Craft Tour – a completely free show that combined qualities of drum clinics, concerts, q&a panels and more for a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fans. Traveling to venues like the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, House of Vans and School of Rock, this tour broke down barriers between artists, companies and fans. Zummo shared “What an incredible 2 week journey taking the “Loyal To The Craft Tour”around the East Coast & Midwest! It was truly beyond inspiring and we had a blast hanging and meeting everyone! It was an honor to jam with all the amazing upcoming musicians. Our mission is to keep this going and take it everyplace we possibly can!”
Each event featured pop up shops with exclusive merchandise and gear on-site. Local drummers, School of Rock students, bands and more performed both solo and with Frank at each event, while all those who attended were able to learn about everything from drums to business and more from both Frank and Mike. Whether these people were just starting out as drummers or have been playing for years, everyone was able to gain valuable insight into many facets of performance and the music industry. “These workshops took on a life of their own and we all leave this trip inspired, motivated, and ready to bring it to more cities! Watching the culture and connections between drummers, musicians, and parents was super powerful and we are proud to be a part of it!” shared Cipriari on the last few weeks of events.
Be sure to stay tuned to https://www.sjcdrums.com/ for more information about future tours, events and to learn more about SJC Drums.